Behavioral Neuroscientist

Columbus, Ohio
October 07 2021
OSU-Psychology-BN [#19543]
Position Type
Full Time
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Department: Psychology Position: Behavioral Neuroscience Rank: Associate or Full Professor

The Department of Psychology at The OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY invites applications for a behavioral neuroscientist at the level of associate or full professor. The exact discipline area is open for this position, but the ideal applicant will have a nationally-visible research program. Research using rodent models is preferred and we especially welcome candidates who employ innovative methods and approaches to investigate the neurobiology of behavior. The successful candidate will join a vibrant Neuroscience community at The Ohio State University that includes faculty in various departments (Psychology, Neuroscience, Psychiatry), programs (Neuroscience Graduate Program) and Institutes (Behavioral Medicine Research Institute, Neuroscience Research Institute) across campus.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology or a related field prior to the time of application. All applicants are expected to have fundable research programs and experience teaching and supervising graduate and undergraduate students. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

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Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research, teaching, and diversity statements, and three letters of reference. The diversity statement should articulate demonstrated commitments and capacities to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion through research, teaching, mentoring and/or outreach and engagement. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. Over the next few years, The Ohio State University is committed to welcoming 350 new faculty hires, many of which will contribute to growing our role as a premier research university equipped to answer and interrogate the critical domestic and global societal challenges that deter equality and inclusion. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. The university is a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Application Materials Required:

Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research statement
  • Teaching statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Three reference letters (to be submitted online by the reference writers at this site help popup)

And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:

Laurence D. Coutellier


225 Psychology Building
1835 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH 43210